ARCHIVE FOR July, 2010
RALPH PUCCI – FURNITURE ONE - July 30th, 2010
The dapper and debonair Ralph Pucci—who represents a thoroughbred stable of furniture, rugs, lighting and photography by Andree Putman, Vladimir Kagan, Paul Mathieu, Jerome Abel Seguin and others—has just released his own first furniture collection.
“Furniture (One) had to represent the roots and soul of Pucci—timeless, classic and high quality,” he says.
The 6 pieces—sofa, club chair, daybed, dining table, side table and coffee table—combine stainless steel frames with leather, wool, glass and marble.
It’s an understated, industrial chic look that meshes perfectly with his showrooms in Chelsea and the Pacific Design Center.
“Furniture (One) references the past yet is new, graphic and uncomplicated,” he adds. “This represents many years of inspiration, from the Bauhaus to jazz to minimalist art and design.”
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POETIC MOTION - July 23rd, 2010
With their overlapping planes, multiple woods and interlocking forms, the new StasisSeries of desk, credenza and bar by Gary Hutton was influenced by the Bauhaus work of Walter Gropius and early Le Corbusier .
“Their modulation of volumes and materiality was a real jumping-off point for me,” says the San Francisco designer. “The series was also influenced by Richard Neutra’s house for Josef von Sternberg in Northridge and Rudolph Schindler’s own house on King’s Road.”
Doors swing on full piano hinges. Shelves are cantilevered and supported on nickel-plated suspension rods. Drawers “wrap” the edge of the cases and serve as pulls.
Stasis is where sustainable hardwoods—zebrawood, ash and walnut veneers—meet exacting cabinetmaking and minimalist engineering.
On view exclusively at Therien
716 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles